Careers

In a growing world, there are three fundamental needs that are the core of our work: healthy and abundant food, clean water and the protection of our natural ecosystem. These are why we do what we do every single day — here at home, and all around the world.

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Feeding a Growing Population

Aquaculture is about the growth, development and production of healthy food in aquatic environments.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
   Fish and shellfish farming and production
   Marine biology
   Food science
   Quality control engineering

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PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES

Aquatic resource management is about the protection and maintenance of natural aquatic environments.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

   Wetlands conservation
   Environmental protection
   Land use consulting
   Pond and stream management

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BUILDING AND GROWING HABITATS

Fisheries management is about the biology, ecology and engineering of healthy environments in which aquatic life may grow.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
   Farm pond management
   Fisheries technician
   Fish hatchery management
   Wildlife biology

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Creating a healthier world

Many use fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic sciences as preparation for the rigors of medical school, veterinary school and similar graduate and professional programs.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
   Medicine
   Veterinary medicine
   Animal nutrition
   Medical and health research

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